My husband and I have been on the road 23 of the past 37 days. That’s roughly 3 of the past 5 weeks. The trips were a combination of business events and family visits and they were all good. But being gone from home that long is, in end, exhausting. Even though I loved never having to cook dinner or do dishes. Even though it meant I was with my husband more than when we are at home. Even though it meant being able to write without some of my normal distractions.
The truth is, I like being home. I like routine and schedule and knowing what comes next. I like being able to sit in my comfy chairs while I write and choose from more than a handful of clothes each morning. I like having friends and family nearby.
As I evaluate these weeks of travel, though, what amazes me most is the faithfulness of God, even in our exhaustion. I certainly don’t want to embark on such a marathon again anytime in the near future, but I can say that through these weeks my faith has grown. I know that even in usual circumstances, God remains, loving me, teaching me, using me for His glory.
Wow that’s a lot of traveling! I bet it’s incredibly nice to sleep in your own bed again. Love your last line. In many ways, I feel like my whole past year has been one of unusual circumstances…at least unusual for me. But you’re right…God is loving me and teaching me and, I hope, using me for His glory even in the whirlwind of life.
Yes it was awesome to get back to my bed! Still trying to catch up on things, though. And I’m starting to think that life never stops being a whirlwind, so hang on for the ride! 🙂